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Can someone reccommend an inexpensive hotel in central Paris?

Can someone reccommend an inexpensive hotel in central Paris?

Feb 5th, 2000, 08:55 AM
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richard
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Can someone reccommend an inexpensive hotel in central Paris?

I am going to Paris in a few weeks and I need a inexpensive centrally located hotel which has a little bit of atmosphere. Any reccommendations?
 
Feb 5th, 2000, 09:03 AM
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Bob Brown
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Central Paris? Hmm. I would consider the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Arrondissments to be "central Paris".

All of these districts touch the Seine.
Paris has literally dozens of small, well kept hotels, so you will get as many opinions are there are responders to your question.
I suggest two courses of action:
1. Run a search on this forum for Paris hotels. Over the last year there have been many postings on this subject.
2. Consult the following web site --
http://www.france-hotel-guide.com/75paccue.htm
It has a very extensive list of hotels rated in the 2 and 3 star category. Even a few one star and no star places are included.
 
Feb 5th, 2000, 04:57 PM
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Richard,
You need to define inexpensive - what may be inexpensive to you may be very expensive to someone else, or vice versa. That said, do a web search on "hotels Paris" ... hundreds are out there. Check out the Best Western site also, we have used them many times, they are NOT like BW's in the U.S. they are small (25-40) room hotels, many with quite a bit of "atmosphere" as well. Best thing about them is that they actually have real non-smoking rooms in many of the hotels (sometimes rare to find in small places if this matters to you).
 
Feb 5th, 2000, 08:18 PM
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The other are two are right, but if you want actual names since you're leaving soon. Any 2 star hotel in the 7th is good. The 7th is the district of the Eiffel Tower. The Hotel de Champs cu Mars is an excellent balue at around $75 a night. The De la Paix is around $60 is in the same area as is the Grande Leveque. Any 2 star will generally be ok and should be under $100.
Have A great Time.
 
Feb 6th, 2000, 08:33 AM
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We stayed at Comfort Hotel Villiers, which is 1 1/2 block from Metro Villiers, in a residential/quiet neighborhood. Each day, a street market sets up at the end of the block, and there are bistros and patisseries right there, also a Monoprix dept/grocery store. A Pizza Hut delivery/takeout is at the other end of the block, and a laundromat is on same block. The Parc Monceau is about 2-3 blocks away. If you like to walk, you can walk to Montmartre, but it's about 2 miles maybe. We walked from hotel to l'Opera, then thru Place Vendome to Louvre the first day. The hotel itself is very simple, small (as usual) rooms with full bath/shower ensuite. We had a 'twin' room and booked thru 1-800 number for Comfort Hotels (go to www.hotelchoice.com) and remember 'seasonal' promo rate of $75-80US per night, and breakfast buffet was about $10/day p.p. (where we stashed extra roll and cheese, applesauce, fruit for lunch or snack later). The desk is staffed 24/7 and can speak English well.
Hotel has been renovated in past 2 years and was clean. You might get a AAA rate if you belong. There are several other Comfort Hotels in Paris as well. So the one thing you mentioned that might not fit is 'hotel with character' but the district it is located in has plenty. P.S. room had satellite TV, small desk, phone, minifridge and small closet. Don't take a lot of luggage or you will have to stack it!

Another hotel we stayed at is not 'central' but is about 3 blocks from Metro, is run by a French family (speak marginal English) and they were so nice to us. Rooms were very neat/clean and manager let us choose from two that were available. Hotel Printania, about $77 per night, continental brkfst $6 p.p. Nearest Metro: Convention
COMFORT HOTEL VILLIERS- 6 rue Lebouteaux, 17e, tel# 1-40-53-05-05, fax# 1-40-53-05-06
HOTEL PRINTANIA - 55 rue Olivier de Serres, 15e, tel#1-45-33-96-77 this may be their fax# 1-45-33-03-83 I wrote to them in English and they responded in English; phone conv. in English is a little sketchier - but they were very sweet people.
 
Feb 6th, 2000, 10:00 AM
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The Grand Hotel Leveque - rooms are small, showers are great. It's a renovated town house on the Rue Cler (great market street) a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elyssee.
 
Feb 6th, 2000, 04:36 PM
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Agree with Sydney, Hotel Grand Leveque is a winner. Stayed there last March for 8 nights, $66 per night, friendly staff, great location...and ask for a room away from the Rue Cler side, it can get noisy very early in the morning.

Tom
 
Feb 12th, 2000, 11:17 AM
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I'd stayed with a friend at Hotel du Dragon in St. Germaine, and it was around $80/night, and was very convenient, and central to tube stations. The room was sizeable, but the bathroom was large with a big tub. The area around the hotel was actually quite chic with many designer boutiques! Bon voyage!
 
Feb 12th, 2000, 05:20 PM
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Yes indeed. But inexpensive? We think the Hotel Prince Albert, 1st arrisd. e-mail them ([email protected]) or the Hotel des Tuileries, 1st arrisd. e-mail ([email protected]). We suggest reservations prior to arrival. The way it works is you send them an e-mail, and ask for the type of room (double/single, etc) you desire. Ask about breakfast. They will advise yea or not available. If you make reservations they will hold the room with the assurance of one nights rental. Works out well.

Also the Hotel Leveque, http://interresa.ca/hotel/lleveque/

The above URL will put you into hundreds of hotels with prices, pictures, all sorts of info. Hundreds available. If you do not like the one you get, just stay one night and move. Good luck
 
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